July 26, 2007

Moore-Speed Mazda 6 Lightweight

Moore-Speed Mazda 6 Lightweight

Hot Bodies have released a lightweight version of their original Moore-Speed Mazda 6 190mm bodyshell. This new lighter version was made to help racers meet the new lower weight limits brought in following the change to 5 cell that dropped the minimum weight limit to 1350 grams. Features a slightly revised design to add structural strength due to the thinner lexan and also a newly designed rear wing to maximise downforce.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


July 26, 2007

Serpent Ventilated brake discs

Serpent Ventilated brake discs

Serpent have introduced these new ventilated brake discs for use on the companies line of 1/8th scale and 1/10th scale chassis’. Made from a single piece of steel they offer improved stopping power yet are very lightweight thanks to the many holes made into the discs surface. These holes, along with slot cut into the outer edge of the disc, ensure that the braking system doesn’t overheat which further aids the braking performance and consistency.

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July 25, 2007

Nam & Kanyun win Rd3 of Serpent Korean Cup

Nam & Kanyun win Serpent Korean Cup Rd3

Serpent are reporting on their site from the 3rd round of the Serpent Korea Cup that took place at the Kirina Circuit last weekend. Qualifying saw Serpent development driver Nam SangJun that the top qualifying spot in both the 200mm and 1/8th scale classes. The 18 year old easily converted his 1/10th pole position into victory winning the 40-minute final by a clear 2 laps ahead of Kim KiYoul in 2nd and Ahn HyunHo in 3rd. In the 1/8th scale final the current Korean National Champion was struck by engine trouble which forced him to retire 1/4 way into the race which left Serpent team mate Kyun DooHyun to take the win in front of NamGung Wook in 2nd and Jang JiHwan in 3rd.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


July 25, 2007

Kartanegara wins Rd2 of Indonesian Nats

Kartanegara wins Rd2 of Indonesian Nats

Xray are reporting on their site from the 2nd round of the Indonesian National Championships for electric touring cars held recently at Jakarta’s International Twin Circuit facility. In qualfiying it was Xray driver Didi Kartanegara that took the TQ spot in the Foam Mod class while in the Rubber Mod class the top qualifying spot went to another Xray, that of Yung Yung. After the 3 finals in each class it was a win in Foam Mod for Kartanegara, ahead of team mates Bowie and Freddy in 2nd and 3rd respectively, while in the rubber class the win went to Yung ahead of Sutrisno in 2nd and Kartanegara in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 24, 2007

Rony T-530 & Serpent 720 parts

Rony T-530

Japanese company Rony have released a number of new parts today, first of which is the new thicker version of the T-530 1/8th scale CanAm body that we showed you previously. Meeting customer demands, this new version is made from 1.0mm thick polycarbonate, as opposed to the original 0.8mm thick that the original version was made from, thus making it more stable and stronger. Also released by Rony is a number of carbon fiber optional parts for the Serpent 720 such as a new radio plate, front and rear shock towers, top rear anti roll bar plate, brake plate and rear camber link plate. All new parts are super light and where applicable they sport more tuning holes and machining too.

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July 24, 2007

Much More Luxury Ride Height Gauge

Much-More Luxury Ride Height Gauge

Much More have released a new ride height gauge for measuring the ground clearance of all types of circuit cars. Made from aluminium, the stepped gauges are available in the usual black, blue and purple colours and sport the Much More logo on the side as well the measurements which range from 1mm to 15mm.

Source: Pit Work [pitwork.co.kr]


July 24, 2007

Xray NT1 Graphite Battery Plate

Xray NT1 Graphite Battery Plate

Xray have released details of neat looking new graphite battery plate for the company’s NT1 200mm touring car chassis. Made from premium-quality woven graphite material, this CNC-machined plate has recessed slots for 5-cell receiver pack. Smart design and strong material increases the chassis’ longitudinal stiffness, complementing the cars ‘Multi-Flex Technology’ engine mount.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 23, 2007

Darren Johnson wins BRCA 200mm Rd6

Darren Johnson wins BRCA 200mm Rd6

Last weekend saw the 6th round of the 1/10th 200mm National Championship run at the fast Halifax track in the North of England. The weather on Saturday was wet and so practice was limited, but on Sunday the track started damp but dried quickly and stayed dry for the rest of the day and this allowed Kyosho racer, and winner of round 5, Steve Brown to take the pole position ahead of Xray driver Mark Gilliland in 2nd. In the final however it was to be Team Magic racer Darren Johnson that was on form and he could take the lead, and with it the win, 1 lap ahead of pole man Steve Brown with 3rd spot going to Serpent SDD driver Kyle Branson who was 1 lap further back and only 1 second ahead of 4th placed Gilliland.

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